Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits (2000)
A compilation created for Virgin Records America, Inc. in

2000.
Peaked at the 2nd spot on The Billboard 200 charts in 2000

and reached the 6th spot on Billboard's
Top Internet

Albums
 in 2000.  
It's not all that hard to forge a fusion of hard rock, funk,
and pop, but adding enough personality to make that fusion hold together and soar is another matter

entirely. For the past decade, Lenny Kravitz has made a mission out of that sort of boundary blurring,

and the results, as chronicled on this 15-song best of, are as fascinating as they are fun. Boasting an

even mix of his in-your-face attitude -- as evidenced on "Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead" and his hit cover of the

Guess Who's "American Woman" -- and his velvety smooth croon -- best conveyed by the steamy "It

Ain't Over 'til It's Over" -- this collection shows Kravitz to be both aware of his roots and able to

transcend them. The career-spanning disc offers ample time to appreciate both Kravitz's depth as a

songwriter, evident on the never-before-released "Again," and the musical virtuosity displayed by his

handling of virtually every instrument heard in these grooves. He's still a work in progress, but Lenny

Kravitz has earned the right to look back at his impressive accomplishments -- and that's a view any

fan of no-holds-barred classic rock will appreciate as well. (
David Sprague - Barnes & Noble)
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"Again" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and was

nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for
Best Rock Song.

        For the five albums prior to the release of
Greatest Hits, Kravitz doggedly mined the influence of

late-1960s/early-'70s icons Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Sly Stone, and Curtis Mayfield, churning out

groovy, guitar-heavy music that updated those classic sounds without necessarily reinventing them.

But all of this, ironically, is to his credit, because it is the overwhelming familiarity of Kravitz's sound

that holds such powerful appeal. (
Muze/MTS Inc. - Tower Records)
Album Play List

1. Are You Gonna Go My Way 3:30 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz/Craig Ross
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)/Wigged Music (BMI)
1993 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

2. Fly Away 3:41 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
5 (1998)

3. Rock And Roll Is Dead 3:22
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1995 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Circus (1995)

4. Again 3:45 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
2000 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Greatest Hits. Previously Unreleased
Peaked at the following positions on Billboard's charts in 2000; # 2 on The Adult Top
40
, # 32 on the Latin Pop Airplay, # 28 on the Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay,  # 23 on the
Modern Rock Tracks, # 4 on The Billboard Hot 100, # 1 on the Top 40 Mainstream,
and # 2 on the
Top 40 Tracks.
Peaked at the following positions on Billboard's charts in 2001; # 34 on the Rhythmic
Top 40
, and # 1 (two times) on the Top 40 Adult Recurrents.   

5. It Ain't Over Til It's Over 3:55 (Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1991 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Mama Said (1991)

6. Can't Get You Off My Mind 4:33 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1995 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Circus (1995)

7. Mr. Cab Driver 3:49 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1989 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Let Love Rule (1989)

8. American Woman 4:21 (
Recommended)
Written by B. Cummings/M.J. Kale/G. Peterson/R.Bachman
Published by Shillelagh Music (SOCAN/BMI) admin. by Bug
1999 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
5 (1999)

9. Stand By My Woman 4:16 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz/Henry Hirsch/S.Pasch/A.Kirzan
Published by Miss Bessie Music/Henry Hirsch Music/ P-Zan Publishing (ASCAP)
1991 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Mama Said (1991)

10. Always On The Run 3:57 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz/Slash
Published by Miss Bessie Music/Dik Hayd Music (ASCAP)
1991 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Mama Said (1991)

11. Heaven Help 3:10 (
Recommended)
Written by Gerry DeVeaux/Terry Britten
Published by WB Music Corp./Bahama Rhythm Music Ltd.
1993 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

12. I Belong To You 4:17 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
5 (1998)

13. Believe 4:50 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz/Henry Hirsch Music
Published by Miss Bessie Music/Henry Hirsch (ASCAP)
1993 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

14. Let Love Rule 5:42 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1989 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
Let Love Rule (1989)

15. Black Velveteen 4:48 (
Recommended)
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Published by Miss Bessie Music (ASCAP)
1998 Virgin Records America, Inc.
From
5 (1998)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
5 (1998)
Circus (1995)
Greatest Hits (2000)
Mama Said (1991)
Circus (1995)
Let Love Rule (1989)
5 (1999)
Mama Said (1991)
Mama Said (1991)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
5 (1998)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
Let Love Rule (1989)
5 (1998)


Shalondra
recommends
14/15 songs on
this album